Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer fun

We have been busy kiddos!  We are getting in lots of play time with our friends this summer.  Bennett and Paige have been coming over lots for dinner and play time.  If you look closely, you can see that I'm sitting in a big-boy chair in this one.  Bennett showed me how it's done.

Aunt Martha set up a fun play date pool party.  We met a new friend - Remy - and also swam with Paige and our cousins Braden and Calen.

Mom made us wear these lame life jackets, but they actually ended up being pretty cool because we got to sit on the edge of the pool and splash our feet whenever we wanted. 

We forgot about the ball pit!  Mom brought it out for play time with Paige.  Fantastic.

Can you believe all four of us could fit in a chair and a half?  Da says we have to get in it every year until we graduate from college.  Dad says that at the rate we destroy it he hopes we don't have the chair that long.  According to Mom and Dad, we are covering up the milk stains and magic marker calligraphy.  Calligraphy?!  Dad, quit looking over my shoulder and putting in big people words!

Speaking of our penmanship manuscript scribbling skills, Magnadoodles are the best!  Here we are having some arts and crafts time at home.

We also got a new mailbox.  Mom lets us know when we have mail, but we also have figured out it's a good place to hide toys for later.

 As I said, I can now rock the big boy chair.  Margot is working the big girl chair, too.  Here I am outdoing my earlier effort in a big boy chair WITHOUT arms. 
TTFN, big white hen,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Yogurt can be dangerous

Hello everyone!  It's David.  It seems we got a little big in our britches with the whole yogurt thing.  Um, did you know it hurts when you get it in your eyes?

And Margot says it's even harder to get out of your hair than fire pit ashes.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Slack Happy

Okay, we know, we're slackers.  It's been a month since our last post!  We have been too busy playing with all our birthday toys, I guess.  PLUS it has been so nice out - we have been spending lots of time at the park and swinging in Ba and Da's losha lozzia loggia.

Let's see.  The day after our birthday party, we did the March of Dimes' March for Babies.  It was cold, but still fun.  Our cousins Braden and Calen were there, so of course we had fun.   Afterwards, we went to our friend Maeve's house for dinner.  Our friend Liana was there, too.  It was a blast!  Soon after, Mom and Dad started letting us feed ourselves yogurt.  Sweet.....but messy!

The next weekend was Mother's Day.  We let Mom take us to the Mother's Day 5K (apparently this is now a tradition).  The cool part was that Aunt Jane was in town and could come with us!  And GAC (Great Aunt Cheryl) and her sister Stephanie were there, too.  Fun times!  Of course, GAM bought us t-shirts and cheered us on the entire time. 
As you can see, this year was much warmer than last year:

Did you know how fun fire pits can be in the summer?  Mom and Dad let us play in theirs (okay, we started behind their backs), and wow!  We are artists (pronounced ar-teests) - the face-painting kind, I mean.  Mom and Dad have learned to clean out the pit when they are done with fires because, whoa nelly does this create a mess.  Afterwards we went straight to bath time.  You may have already been thinking this, but what do you suppose happens to fine ash in your face and hair when you pour water over it?  You guessed it.  Paste!  Mom and Dad don't have pictures of this, but you can imagine their sigh of relief once the whole ordeal was over.

Mom and Dad brought us out to the Legends for Grandpa's birthday.  It was Legendary!  We saw race cars and dinosaurs!  And our cousin Nick was there, which made us very happy.

What you don't see in the above picture is the very large, clear-as-day sign that says no climbing in the cars!  I know, we are rebels.  To be fair, we can't read so the parental units are to blame for our faux pas.

This is our cousin Nick showing us the dinosaur bones outside of the T-Rex restaurant.

Now that we are talking more, we are realizing how cool it is to ask for what we want.  We usually get it!  Especially when we say please.  We ask for walks all the time.  Last night we insisted Mom and Da take us on one we were hoping....they took us to the park!  We love this one area with rubber 'bouncy' mulch. 

Mom and Dad are so clueless.  Since we love the bouncy mulch so much, they thought we would love the bouncy house at the NICU reunion last weekend.  Seriously?!  We can't jump two inches off the ground so even walking in that monstrosity of a "House of Fun" was more than we cared to handle.  We were not impressed and instead bee-lined over to the oatmeal raisin cookies.  We saw our NICU friend Maddie and our nurse Nancy.  Good times!

GAB (Great Aunt Betsy) came in town for her birthday!  How fun.  She brought us cheese curds!  Does she know what we like or what?  Mmmmm, speaking of the curds, I think there are some left.  I'm going to go ask for some now ("cheese please").

Toodaloo Cockatoo,